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Have you seen the ad on TV for some kind of car insurance? The actor is holding a document with a confused expression on her face as she reads, “Blah! Blah! Blah!”

That’s about it when it comes to most insurance and investment instructions and explanations about coverage, each one pointing in a different direction.

In another ad, two people are proud to tell you that their company will not raise rates for the first auto accident (the implication being that others will). No mention of what will occur if you have a second or third. Ooops! Forgot to include that info.

And how about the company that is ‘on your side’ or the one in whose ‘good hands’ you are totally safe?

Blah! Blah! Blah! I have to laugh whenever these ads pop up. Do the owners even believe their own press? I doubt it. But on it goes, year after year, advertisers digging into our pockets while they promise loyalty and protection. I guess they have to make a buck as we all do. But as for me, I’ll buy what I need to get through life on planet earth, but I have no expectations from any of them.

My faith and trust rests in the Lord because he is the only one who is truly on our side, in whose hands we are safe, and who will forgive not only our first ‘accident’ but seventy times seven if it comes to that.

Praise God from whom all blessings and love and forgiveness comes forever and ever.

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;Β  his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Lamentations 3:22-23

This is ‘sound off’ week so if you have a gripe or complaint, let’s hear it. Sometimes if just plain feels good to blow the whistle on the hype that permeates our daily life. Thank heaven for times of solitude and rest in the Lord.

 

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Blah! Blah! Blah! — 10 Comments

  1. Thanks for letting me know I’m not alone! This week I am learning about 23 (that’s not a typo!) kinds of Medicare coverage and various plans, and how it blends with military stuff blah, blah, blah! I feel better already, knowing that I’m not the only one who is confused. πŸ™‚ But yes, Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever–the Rock on which we can stand. I like that He has just ONE plan for getting to heaven.

    • Kristi, what a great comment. I like your reference to the Lord’s ONE plan for getting to heaven. I’ll stick with that one too. πŸ™‚

  2. Sound off week sounds good – I just listened to a very liberal radio commentator who annoyed me so much with his inaccurate statements that I turned him off. So glad our Savior is always the same, gracious, merciful, holy, loving, just. His plan is no advertisement but is the true hope of heaven.

  3. Good post, Karen. I went to auto shop today for oil change, etc. (est.$45 or so). I came away poorer by $700.00 – new tires, reallignment, blah, blah,blah. Same with politics: I’ve turned it all over to God and waiting with fascination to see what he will do. God bless.

    • Thanks, Marie. I’m with you, turning every detail of my life over to God, knowing the outcome will be according to his will.

  4. Thanks for another winner, Karen. I do not watch a lot of television but when I do and when a commercial comes on I “mute it”. HA! I turn them off before they turn Me off. EXCEPT when the really cute animal or cute kids commercials come on.I like to smile and laugh and some of these are ‘day brighteners’.
    The scripture from Lamentations is one of my favorites and I think you used it not too many weeks ago. Yes, “great is HIS faithfulness and the blessings are new every morning” Bless the Lord, Oh my soul and all that is within me, Bless His holy name! Love to you. Margaret

  5. Hi Margaret. I laughed when I read your perky comment about you turning off the ads before they turn you off. Good idea! πŸ™‚ And yes, great is God’s faithfulness and his blessings new every morning.

  6. That scripture is so beautiful. It’s such a gift that we have the Lord to love us unconditionally and his mercies are forever. In this world that is changing so rapidly, and identity theft being so rampant… we really need to rely upon the Lord. Two days ago someone from Krakow Poland used my debit card to purchase software. It was caught on the same day! I am thankful for the Lord’s wisdom, love and clarity.

    • Thanks, Sandy. So glad the credit card abuser was caught before any damage to your rating. I remember years ago Bank of America calling to verify use of my card (before they put the charge through) for the purchase of 12 gambling machines! The rep said this did not sound like something I would buy so a red flag came up in my account πŸ™‚ Great is God’s faithfulness.

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